42 days in Australia Itinerary

42 days in Australia Itinerary

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42 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h
3
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Adelaide
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h
5
Port Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
6
Coober Pedy
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
9
Darwin
— 4 nights
10
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus + ferry:  12​h 30​min
11
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
+3
ferry + bus + foot + train:  17​h 45​min
12
Brisbane
— 4 nights
13
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  24​h
End: Vienna

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shelly Beach and Manly Scenic Walkway. Get a sense of the local culture at Nan Tien Temple and Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame. Step out of Sydney to go to Terrigal and see Terrigal Beach, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Spend the 7th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Balmoral Beach, Mosman, enjoy the sand and surf at Camp Cove, and see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney online trip builder .

Vienna, Austria to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 9 hours. In March, Sydney is warmer than Vienna - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Terrigal Beach, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach, Nan Tien Temple
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to 13th Beach and Lake Daylesford. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Royal Exhibition Building. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Bells Beach (in Torquay), Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale) and Swim with Dolphins (in Sorrento). Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Point Nepean National Park.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip planning website .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Melbourne. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Lake Daylesford, Swim with Dolphins, Point Nepean National Park, Art Gallery of Ballarat
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Lake Daylesford ©
Lake Daylesford
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat

5
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Take a break from the city and head to Raptor Domain and Flinders Chase National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Island Beach and Little Sahara. Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Will's Rare Breeds Farm, learn about winemaking at Bay of Shoals Winery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Kangaroo Island Brewery, and take in panoramic vistas at Cape du Couedic Lighthouse.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island vacation maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kangaroo Island Spirits ©
Kangaroo Island Spirits
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): learn about winemaking at K1 by Geoff Hardy, then learn about winemaking at Gemtree Wines, then learn about winemaking at Dog Ridge Winery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hallett Cove Conservation Park. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Belair National Park.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide road trip website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gemtree Wines, Hallett Cove Conservation Park, Dog Ridge Winery, K1 by Geoff Hardy, Belair National Park
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Hallett Cove Conservation Park ©
Hallett Cove Conservation Park
Gemtree Wines ©
Gemtree Wines
K1 by Geoff Hardy ©
K1 by Geoff Hardy

2
nights
Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln ©
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
On the 22nd (Thu), do a tasting at Dellacolline Winery and then tour the water at your own pace with Coffin Bay and Farm Beach Boat Hire.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Port Lincoln trip app .

Fly from Adelaide to Port Lincoln in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

EP Boat Hire
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EP Boat Hire ©
EP Boat Hire

few
hours
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
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Fly from Port Lincoln to Coober Pedy in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you're off toUluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Tours Outdoors Parks
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2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Wintjiri Arts + Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Coober Pedy to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in March, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Red Desert Reptiles ©
Red Desert Reptiles
Helicopter Tours

3
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Visiting Ormiston Gorge and Simpsons Gap will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Yubu Napa Art Gallery and Talapi. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, get engrossed in the history at Aboriginal Australia Culture Centre, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ochre Pits, and see the interesting displays at The Residency.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs road trip app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Alice Springs, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Parks Shopping
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Yubu Napa Art Gallery ©
Yubu Napa Art Gallery
Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge
Simpsons Gap ©
Simpsons Gap

4
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Get a sense of the local culture at Adelaide River War Cemetery and St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Buley Rockhole and Safaris. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Darwin: Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden (in Batchelor) and Litchfield National Park (Wangi Falls & Florence Falls). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, take a memorable tour with Spirit of Darwin, and explore and take pictures at Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Darwin tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Darwin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Darwin. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Adelaide River War Cemetery, Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden
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Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls

2
nights
Cairns

Cairns ©
A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Birdworld Kuranda and then head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip builder app .

Fly from Darwin to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in April, you will find days in Cairns are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Spas & Wellness, Birdworld Kuranda
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Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Shark Diving

1
night
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then head outdoors with Jetryder. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club and then explore and take pictures at Go-Kart Racing Track.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island road trip planning website .

You can fly from Cairns to Hamilton Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Cairns in April, plan for slightly colder days in Hamilton Island, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Spas & Wellness

4
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Natural Bridge and Scuba & Snorkeling. Take a break from the city and head to Burleigh Head National Park and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and wander the streets of Queen Street Mall.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Brisbane in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in April, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Brisbane. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Scuba & Snorkeling, Fingal Head Lighthouse, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Sydney

Sydney ©
On the 13th (Fri), examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Scenic Walkway, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bronte Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Bouddi National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Brisbane in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Sydney, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bouddi National Park, Bronte Beach
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Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Bouddi National Park ©
Bouddi National Park
Hyde Park Barracks Museum ©
Hyde Park Barracks Museum

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